miércoles, 16 de diciembre de 2015

Swami Abhedananda: La pintura de Sri Ramakrishna por el Sr. Frank Dvorak



" One night Frank Dvorak (a famous artist of Prague, Austria) had a vision in his dream of the figure of a Saint and he immediately concluded that he (Saint) must be an Indian Saint. He couldn't to know for a long time who was this Indian Saint. After a few months, he got a copy of 'Life and Sayings of Ramakrishna' by Max-Mueller. As soon as he opened it, he found at the beginning a photo of SriRamakrishna Deva. He was thrilled and said : 'Yes, this is the Saint, I had seen in my dream.' He was delighted with joy. He read more about that great Indian Saint.....He desired to paint a long-sized oil-painting of Sri Ramakrishna and wrote letters to Sarat Maharaj and me asking for photos of Sri Ramakrishna in different postures. Sarat Maharaj sent him. Dvorak was a bit worried because he wanted a photo with Thakur's eyes open. One day he was deeply thinking about this and nearly lost his consciousness. At that time he had a vision of Sri Ramakrishna. Sri Ramakrishna, with his eyes open, was radiating rays from his serene face...Just before finishing his painting, he wrote a letter to me enquiring about the exact colour of Sri Thakur's gerua cloth. I tore a small portion of my silk turban and sent. He made the colour of Sri Thakur's cloth exactly the same as the sample which I sent.....After finishing Sri Thakur's painting, he did another oil-painting of Sri Sarada Devi which was also incomparable.....(translated and edited)

Swami Abhedananda

Here is the oil-painting.

- (El texto etc. Copiado de una publicación de Sibatosh Bagchi)